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The Atheist Response to Sandy Hook

Dean197 Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 3:30 PM
Christianity hardly says anything consistently, but many Christians believe that only Christians of particular denominations are going to heaven. There's no rule that says intellectual honesty requires them to be blunt about it when people are grieving, though.
Last week the New York Times published an opinion piece that offered atheism's response to the evil/tragedy in which 20 children and six adults were murdered at the Sandy Hook elementary school in Connecticut.

What prompted Susan Jacoby to write her piece was a colleague telling her that atheism "has nothing to offer when people are suffering."

She wrote the piece, "The Blessings of Atheism" ("It is Here and It is Now!" screams the subhead) to prove her colleague wrong by offering a consoling atheist alternative to religion's consoling belief in an afterlife. Atheists cannot believe that there is any...

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